I had the Tuesday off to rest before our Everest. We planned to start at 6:00 pm and hoped to get a sleep during the afternoon. On the day I couldn’t find one of my rear lights. Without the time to waste looking for it I had to plan on going to a bike store during the morning to buy another one. I knew it would be a waste of an hour, but had limited options.
Luckily I managed 8 hours sleep. But at 6:45 am I woke up to realise that I had left my Garmin 510 charging at work. What a fuck-up! If I picked it up on my way to the Everest would cost me an extra hour of driving beforehand. This would cost me valuable energy. I needed a sleep-in, but I needed my Garmin more. I got straight out of beed and drove to work which cost me about 45 minutes & a nice sleep-in.
Bad start to my Everest, and then I drove out to buy a new rear light. It was 10:30 am when I got back & as soon as I went upstairs & pulled out my bike bag. There was the missing light in the side pocket.
Sometimes you know life is just fucking with you….
I packed my car, then jumped into the bath for an hour. This helped ease my aching muscles and tire me enough to get straight to sleep after. I managed an hour & a half sleep, and felt good. For the first time felt confident that I could do this. The car was packed, everything was ready and I headed off into a sea of cars. Heatherton Road was a traffic jam, and it took me over half an hour to drive 3 km’s just to leave Endeavour Hills.
The best laid plans of mice & men….
I took today off to do nothing except to relax, and regardless of what went right & wrong it had now begun……..